Three virtuous initiatives in the Principality

Publication date: 09/08/2023

The Principality is constantly finding ways to make life easier and more pleasant for visitors. Here’s the lowdown on three initiatives, each led by a different Monegasque organisation.


Handiplage beach

It’s already a well-established principle in the Principality, now into its 18th year. Once again, the Prince’s Government and the Club Soroptimist have created a Handiplage section of the beach at the Larvotto seaside complex. This area, which will be available until 3 September, allows people with disabilities to enjoy the beach and bathing, every day of the week between 10 am and 5 pm.  The site is equipped with four amphibious chairs called “tiralos”, with assistance on hand from a team of specially trained “handiplagistes”. In Monaco, we believe everyone should be able to make the most of our beautiful Mediterranean Sea!

Monaco Zéro Mégot

Did you know that one little cigarette butt can pollute 500 litres of water, takes a decade to decompose on average, and represents 40% of the waste that ends up in the sea? (source: ADEME). To combat this pollution, the Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Authority joins forces with Monaco City Hall and Société Monégasque d’Assainissement (SMA) every summer, to promote a cleaner Principality! During the summer season, numerous pocket ashtrays are distributed by the teams at SMA and the Tourist & Convention Authority. Bearing the logo “Monaco 0 mégot” (“Monaco 0 Cigarette Butts”), these red ashtrays are part of efforts to raise awareness about the environmental impact of our actions.

Carbon Calculator

In response to changes in the mindset of our visitors, and the important issues facing international tourism, the Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Authority has created a new tool to help visitors organise their trip to the Principality. Developed with the support of the Mission for Energy Transition, the online carbon calculator lets users estimate their carbon footprint in Monaco in just a couple of minutes. The calculator is easy and fun to use, and provides a host of tips and suggestions for alternative solutions specific to Monaco.

To find out more, click HERE.

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